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Husband's Lawyers May Argue Wife Died of Heart Condition

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) _ Lawyers for a Connecticut man charged with killing his wife in 2002 are expected to present evidence in court that she died of a heart condition as they seek a reduction to his $2.5 million bail.

The Day of New London reports that Charles Buck’s lawyers plan to argue for the bond reduction in New London Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon, based on a Yale University pathologist’s opinion that Leslie Buck died of a heart condition.

Charles Buck of Mystic told police he found his wife unresponsive at the bottom of a staircase in their home. He denies wrongdoing. The medical examiner’s office couldn’t determine whether the 57-year-old woman’s death was a homicide.

Prosecutors allege Charles Buck was infatuated with another woman and inflicted a fatal blow to his wife’s head.
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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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